Backcountry Photography

February 4th, 2010 by Carl D

Shower Camp Camera Cover from Expeditions Alaska on Vimeo.

Hey Folks

I thought this video might be both entertaining and useful to visitors to the website. Here, Andy Seeger shows off his fashion-sense and creative ingenuity with ‘Shower Cap Hat’ – a cheap workable solution to protecting your camera gear from bad weather on backpacking trips. Backpacking is ALL about compromise; weight, bulk and space, durability, multi-use, etc … these are things to consider when packing for your trip.

Rather than carry an expensive and heavier camera rain cover, a cheap plastic shower cap fits perfectly. it’s lightweight, packable, durable, light and easily available. What’s more, as Andy says, you can even get water with it. πŸ™‚

This video was taken on our fall Skolai Pass Photo Tour. We hiked out to this high ridge from Chitistone Pass, overlooking the Russell Glacier, and spent the day here before a walk back to a pre-determined spot where we photographed the mountains at sunset from. Then a big hot meal of pasta and lots of chocolate for dessert wrapped a fantastic day.

Have a look at the webpage for the Skolai Pass Photo Tour – Skolai is an amazing place, and never fails to impress. I always look forward to a return visit to Skolai, and this year just as much as ever. I’ll probably even bring a shower cap – maybe not lime green though. Something a little earthier, perhaps? πŸ™‚



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